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While music festivals are the obvious desert draws each spring, check out these other cool things to do in Palm Springs this time of year!


See A Baby Giraffe…At Night


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From panthers to porcupines, The Living Desert is a sure crowd-pleaser for the entire family. Make sure to see the newborn baby giraffe.The zoo is also hosting Glow in the Park,  an impressive nighttime light display with dozens of lanterns and light arrangements, allowing you to watch the desert come alive at night during the entire month of April.


Shop At VillageFest

It’s back! Every Thursday evening, downtown Palm Springs comes alive with an array artists, vendors, and entertainers. Browse fresh local produce, flowers, and hand-crafted jewelry as you enjoy live music. Afterwards, check out any number of the incredible shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues located right next door along the famous Palm Canyon Drive!


Ride Quads Through The Sand


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Channel your inner Mad Max with this off-road adventure. Hop on a quad then do as many donuts as you can handle or race your friends around a sand track in a large private desert area conveniently located right off of Hwy 111. Participants must much an instructional video. All safety equipment is provided, and staff is on-hand to assist.


No matter how you choose to spend your springs days in the desert, book a stay at Indian Palms Vacation Club,  featuring spacious accommodations and fabulous amenities near all the desert action!